Frying pans at the ready in Welwyn!

PUBLISHED: 16:55 28 February 2017 | UPDATED: 17:02 28 February 2017

One of the races in the Welwyn Pancake Race 2017.

One of the races in the Welwyn Pancake Race 2017.

Danny Loo Photography 2017

Crowds gathered to watch pancake racing in Welwyn this afternoon.

Youngsters and adults took part in pancake relay racing in Codicote Road, between St Mary’s Church and the Wellington today..

Crowds cheered on the participants as they ran up to cones and back to their teammates.

Pancakes have long been a traditional way of using up ingredients such as sugar, fat and eggs in a last feast before the fasting period of Lent.

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